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  • University of British Columbia Continuing Studies

    -- Vancouver, BC 
  • 410-5950 University Boulevard
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
  • 604-822-9564 or 604-822-1444
  • [email protected]
  • Game Writing Academy (Portfolio Program, 1 Years)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

  • Campus: No         Online: Yes
  • In state: 4,000 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per Full Program
    Out of state: 4,000 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per Full Program
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 4,000 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per Full Program
  • Yes
  • 20:1
  • Break into the game industry as a writer with the University of British Columbia Continuing Studies' Game Writing Academy program. Whether you have experience working in video games, designing narrative, or writing for other media, or are interested in learning new approaches to interactive storytelling, you will benefit from this program’s specific concentration on narrative, dialogue, writing for cut scenes, and character development. This flexible, 100% online program gives participants the skills and tools needed to write strong, engaging plot lines and narrative for video games, including dialogue, backstory, storyboards, and world-building. You also learn the game creation process, how to plan and pitch your story, and how to work effectively in the studio system. By the end of the program, you will have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to: understand how story complements gameplay storyboard your narrative create an original, immersive world for your game narrative create original and interesting characters develop unique voices for individual playable and non-playable characters make use of images to engage players and tell your story craft a story that will work with gameplay to create a strong final product write a creative bible plan and pitch your work